"Daring, Erotic, Touching." -Los Angeles Herald-Examiner
A blockbuster debut feature from director Donna Deitch (Criminal Passion), this "refreshingly lively and poignant" (The Hollywood Reporter) drama, written for the screen by Natalie Cooper, is based on Jane Rule's cult classic novel Desert of the Heart - a soulful portrayal of relationships between women. With standout performances from Helen Shaver (The Color Of Money) and Patricia Charbonneau (Kiss The Sky), this compelling film is "luminous, tender and memorable" (Update).
Leaving behind a loveless 12-year marriage, stressed-out and fed-up university professor Vivian Bell (Shaver) travels to Reno, Nevada, in search of new adventures. And when wild-card casino cash-girl Cay Rivvers (Charbonneau) takes a shine to her...it changes her life. But as Vivian succumbs to Cay's spell of carefree living, she wonders whether a mismatched pair of hearts could ever become two of a kind in a high-stakes game of love.